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We aimed to examine mechanistically the observed foraging differences across two honey bee, Apis mellifera, subspecies using the Proboscis Extension Response (PER) assay. Specifically, we compared differences in appetitive reversal learning ability between honey...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27274v1
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Narrow-winged damselflies (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) can be observed in a variety of habitats, by both professional collectors and amateur odonatologists. Their abundance and ease of recognition has resulted in a large amount of occurrence data, which can be used...

["Biogeography","Entomology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27261v1
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The owlflies (Family Ascalaphidae) belong to the Neuroptera but are often mistaken as dragonflies because of morphological characters. To date, only three mitochondrial genomes of Ascalaphidae, namely Libelloides macaronius; Ascaloptynx appendiculatus; Ascalohybris...

["Entomology","Genomics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27183v2
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Butterflies can directly absorb heat from the sun via their wings to facilitate autonomous flight. However, how is the heat absorbed by the butterfly from sunlight stored and transmitted in the wing? The scientifc question remains unclear. Thus, in this study,...

["Animal Behavior","Biophysics","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27200v1
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Insect specimens that are too small to be pinned safely are usually affixed to a piece of card on a pin or to the pin itself using an adhesive. This practice has been in place for more than two centuries, and >400,000 such mounts continue to be accessioned annually...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27184v1
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Dystrophic lakes undergo natural disharmonic succession, in the course of which an increasingly complex and diverse, mosaic-like pattern of habitats evolves. In the final seral stage, the most important role is played by a spreading Sphagnum mat, which gradually...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27167v1
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Background. In our previous study, Melaleuca alternifolia essential oil (EO) was considered to have an insecticidal effect by acting on the mitochondrial respiratory chain in insects. However, the mode of action is not fully understood. Methods. In this study,...

["Bioinformatics","Entomology","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27142v1
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Native bees contribute with a considerable portion of pollination services for endemic as well as economically important plant species. Their decline has been attributed to several human-derived influences including global warming as well as the reduction, alteration...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27140v1
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Viruses encoding a replication-associated protein (Rep) within a covalently closed, single-stranded (ss)DNA genome are among the smallest viruses known to infect eukaryotic organisms, including economically valuable agricultural crops and livestock. Although circular...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Genomics","Microbiology","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27093v1
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Background: Increasingly interests in the potential use of insect symbionts Wolbachia to control populations of pest species were focused on many vector pest species and agricultural insects. However, few pieces of researches were reported in stored product insects....

["Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27059v1
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Background Parocneria orienta is the primary defoliator of Cupressaceae plants in China, and its geographic range is expanding. Research is needed to identify the geographic distribution of P. orienta and its major areas of occurrence and to formulate measures...

["Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27051v1
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Saproxylic insects, those that feed on wood or bark, compose a large proportion of forest organisms. Flies (Diptera) are often the most abundant and species-rich groups in forest microhabitats, yet most work to date on saproxylic insect diversity and ecology has...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27034v1
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Biological control constitutes one of the world’s prime ecosystems services, and can provide long-term and broad-scale suppression of invasive pests, weeds and pathogens in both natural and agricultural environments. Following (very few) widely-documented historic...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27009v1
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Background. Phyllotreta striolata is a worldwide pest that harms cruciferous vegetables. The use of pathogenic microorganisms to control pests is an important means of biological control. Using pathogenic microorganisms to prevent and control P. striolata has rarely...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26989v1
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Visitation of plants by different pollinators depends on individual plant traits, spatial context, and other factors. A neglected aspect of small-scale variation of plant-pollinator interactions is the role of vertical position of flowers. We conducted a series...

["Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3471v2
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